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Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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Accrediting knowledge: The ranking of library and information science journals


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Title:Accrediting knowledge: The ranking of library and information science journals
Author(s):E.E. Nkereuwem, (System Development Division, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria)
Citation:E.E. Nkereuwem, (1997) "Accrediting knowledge: The ranking of library and information science journals", Library Review, Vol. 46 Iss: 2, pp.99 - 104
Keywords:Information resources management, Journal publishing, Librarians
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/00242539710160956 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Describes how a representative sample of librarians was surveyed to carry out a comparative evaluation of selected journals in library and information science. Respondents were asked to rate each journal on a scale from poor to outstanding (0-10), in terms of their visibility and the quality of articles they publish. Such evaluation should assist librarians in journal selection and in determining the quality of journals to which they send their research papers for publication. Reports the findings of the survey which discovered that some journals such as Library Waves, Assistant Librarian and Library Journal get low ratings because of low visibility and irregular publication. Others such as African Journal of Library Archives and Information Science and Journal of Information Science are rated highly because of familiarity and accessibility. Argues that the results of the study should help librarians determine the quality of journals and will subsequently enhance their utilization and subscription.



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